I thought this would be a fun tradition for my boyfriend and I to start on our 1 year anniversary. There are lots of variations of this that you could do.
Pick A Box:
Find a box you want to use for your time capsule. I chose a wooden chest I found at Michael's but you can use just about anything even a shoe box.
Sand Your Box:
If you box is wood remember to sand it to make sure there are no rough edges.
Spray Paint Your Box:
Next Spray paint your box. Remember to get some clear spray paint to seal your box before and after you spray it with the color of your choice. Of course if you want to paint or decorate it in another way that's fine too.
DON'T FORGET TO WEAR A MASK IF YOU SPRAY PAINT!
Decorate Your Box:
After it's dry you're ready to start decorating it. I chose to use a silver paint pen to draw stars and to paint over top of the box with some glitter glue I found that had blue stars in it. I also found some wooden letters at the dollar store that I colored with sharpie then glued to the front. The letters I chose are my boyfriend's and my initials.
Pick A Notebook:
I found a cool one on sale at Target.
Make A Cover Page:
This is optional.
Make A Title Page:
Make A Picture Page:
Again all optional.
Create Questions For Your Notebook:
I made 10 questions, put them on index cards, and put them in an envelope. Every year we'll take out these questions and write our answers down in the notebook.
You can do things like-
What was your favorite place we visited this year?
What was your favorite dish we cooked together this year?
What songs remind you of the past year?
What do you want to do together next year?
Answer The Questions Together:
Here's where the 3 sharpies come into play. We wrote the question we were answering on an index card in black then glued it to the top of a page in the notebook. We'd each write our answers in our colors (I was pink he was blue) on separate index cards then we'd paste them in together and get to see each others answers.
Add 3 Things To The Time Capsule:
You don't have to do this but I thought it was fun to put in 3 things from the past year.